Friday, May 29, 2009

Pittsburgh City Council Holds Public Hearing On Curfew Center

Pittsburgh City Council today held a public hearing regarding the provision of funds for a curfew center. All of the speakers supported the creation of the center. Council members, speaking to the public, said while a curfew center can address some of the issues regarding criminal behavior in youth, more programs are needed. Council President Doug Shields said he would not be voting for the curfew center because of the difficulty in enforcing curfew and in the proven inadequecy of the law. He said more attention has to be paid to truancy because the majority of crimes being committed by minors takes place during the day. Other council members present said they would support the creation of the curfew center.

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